BioRoy Ayers (born September 10, 1940, Los Angeles) is a funk, soul and jazz vibraphone player and a living legend.. At the age of five , Lionel Hampton gave him his first pair of mallets , wich led to the vibraphone being his trade mark sound for decades . Often called the "Godfather of Acid Jazz" because of his popularity in England in the 80's , Roy Ayers may be best known for his song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" which has been sampled by numerous hip-hop artists . Check the picture on the cover of his album "We live in Brooklyn" , a big inspiration for the Hip-Hop generation .
Other notable songs by Ayers include "Running Away" , "Searching", "we live in Brooklyn". Roy Ayers recorded and toured with Fela Kuti in the 1970s .